Six students from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College trek across Mongolia in search of illumination, perspective, and the perfect cup of Yak-milk tea.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Eminem in the Steppe

I'm sitting in the same Internet "cafe" that everyone else has written about. Cafe is in quotes because it's really a grocery store that sells more vodka and candy than anything else, but you do yet free candy when you use the computers here, which is nice. We had the Smithsonian confrence on Deer Stones today which was interesting but a bit dissapinting that half of it was spent talking about Vikings. The professor was attempting to draw comparisons between Viking expansion and the migrations accrost the Bering Straight. Apparently the first wave of migrans accrost the strait were from Mongolia, quite close to where I am writing from now.
Tommorow we are off to a yet-unknown horse camp near the city. They only have three horses but that might actually mean 30 and it's sure to be an adventure. The university here has been very reliably in setting up day trips for us, including providing a driver for Liz and I to visit yet another tourist camp next weekend.
I think that's about it, were trying to see Star Wars tonight, have a final (ICK!!!) on Monday and I'm teaching bankers about common scense by drawing pictures of people being hit by cars.